Preston to York train

Cheap train tickets from Preston to York

Showing times and prices for 01 Jul

Cheapest

£16

Average

£19

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Northern Rail
08:46Preston2h14 11:00York
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£161One-way
Northern Rail
11:46Preston2h14 14:00York
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£171One-way
Northern Rail
07:45Preston2h15 10:00York
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£171One-way
Transpennine Express
07:48Preston2h17 10:05York
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£271One-way

Train schedule Preston to York

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 1 July
Northern Rail
07:45Preston2h15 10:00York
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Transpennine Express
07:48Preston2h17 10:05York
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Northern Rail
08:46Preston2h14 11:00York
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Northern Rail
11:46Preston2h14 14:00York
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Fastest train times from Preston to York

Showing times and prices for 01 Jul

Fastest Journey

2 h 14 m

Average

2 h 15 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

109 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Preston for York every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Northern Rail
08:46Preston2h14 11:00York
0 changes
£161One-way
Northern Rail
11:46Preston2h14 14:00York
0 changes
£171One-way
Northern Rail
07:45Preston2h15 10:00York
0 changes
£171One-way
Transpennine Express
07:48Preston2h17 10:05York
0 changes
£271One-way

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Overview: Train from Preston to York

distanceDistance68 miles (109 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 14 min
priceAverage train ticket price£19 (€21)
frequencyTrain frequency53 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Preston to York cover the 68 miles (109 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 14 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 53 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £19, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £12. Travellers depart most frequently from Preston and arrive in York.

Train companies: First TransPennine Express 3 and Northern Rail (3) trains Preston to York

For as little as £12 you can travel by train from Preston to York with First TransPennine Express 3 and Northern Rail (3). Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

Northern Rail (3)
First TransPennine Express 3

Northern Trains is one of many publicly owned train providers in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in York, Northern operates local and regional trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day tickets can be purchased for Northern train journeys from Preston to York. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Train information from Preston to York with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 2 h 14 min
  • Average Price: £12
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 16 a day

Looking for trains to York from Preston? First TransPennine Express 3 is one of the best companies to travel with on the 68 miles (109 km) trip from Preston to York. As an official travel partner of First TransPennine Express 3, Omio quickly shows you the latest First TransPennine Express 3 train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Preston to York routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable First TransPennine Express 3 train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Preston to York, you can quickly see if the First TransPennine Express 3 ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Preston - York train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with First TransPennine Express 3!

First TransPennine Express 3 from Preston to York train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 15 min
  • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 7 a day

Trains from Preston to York

Trains from Preston to York take 2.5 hours and are operated by Northern rail. Direct trains operate along this route from early in the morning until late at night with a frequency of one per hour from Tuesday to Thursday. On Fridays to Mondays there are fewer direct journeys and none at weekends, instead there are many indirect journeys which still take 2.5 hours and simply involve a change at Manchester Piccadilly. Trains depart from Preston Railway Station in the centre of the city and arrive at York Railway Station, close to the centre of York City.

Travel Tips: Trains from Preston to York

Travel by train to York easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Preston to York.
FAQs
You can find a cheap train from Preston to York for some dates and times for as low as £12  one way in the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Preston to York is £19  one way.
The Preston to York train distance is approximately 68 miles (109 km).
While the time it takes to travel 68 miles (109 km) to York from Preston can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Preston to York is on average 2 h 14 min.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Preston   and arrive in York.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Preston, is located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre of Preston.

The most popular arrival train station, York, is located 0.5 miles (790 m) away from the city centre of York.

If you're looking for trains from Preston to York, you can rely on Northern Rail or TransPennine Express Service to get you to York. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Preston to York route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 53 trains a day from Preston to York. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first train from Preston to York leaves at 07: 07   and the last train for this leaves at 16: 46. Omio shows you the latest train from Preston to York schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
You can find a train between Preston and York to cost on average £19 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Preston to York train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Preston
York
The major railway station for departures from Preston is Preston. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Preston for your trip from Preston to York.

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